Local elections

New City of York Council leader outlines vision for future

York Press: New City of York Council leader James Alexander

9:20am Monday 9th May 2011

YORK’S triumphant Labour leader has laid out his party’s vision for the city’s future after it steamrollered its way to election victory.

Liberal Democrats look to rebuild after heavy defeat

York Press: Coun Carol Runciman

9:14am Monday 9th May 2011

SHELL-SHOCKED Liberal Democrats in York will start the rebuilding process next week as they lick their wounds in the wake of their local election nightmare.

YORK ELECTION: Waller and Galloway lose seats as Labour crush Lib Dems

York Press: Lib Dems Steve Galloway and Andrew Waller realise they are about to lose power as the votes are counted in the City of York Council elections

9:49am Saturday 7th May 2011

LABOUR swept to power in York after a sensational local election victory which saw the city’s council leader ousted and his party crushed.

RYEDALE: Barman Luke Ives, 19, leads the Tory charge

York Press: Luke Ives, a barman at the Derwent Arms in Norton who is only 19, celebrates his victory for the Conservatives

9:25am Saturday 7th May 2011

A TRAINEE accountant became the youngest councillor to be elected in Ryedale, as the Conservatives took outright control of the district for the first time.

SELBY: Bitter-sweet victory in Barlby seat

York Press: Stephanie Duckett and Brian Marshall retain their seats

9:21am Saturday 7th May 2011

VOTERS descended on the polls in higher numbers than usual to ensure Selby retained its Conservative majority.

REFERENDUM: York says no to alternative vote

Updated: YORK voted overwhelmingly against the alternative vote in the national referendum on electoral reform.

YORK ELECTION: Labour seizes power in York

York Press: YORK: Election results latest

Labour has seized control of City of York Council on a sensational day which saw the authority's leader and its longest-serving councillor ousted at the city's local elections.

YORK ELECTION: Dust settles on day of drama

8:55pm Friday 6th May 2011

AS an incredible day of election drama in York draws to a close, some of the key figures give their take on how it unfolded.

SELBY: Incredible end in election count

York Press: Newly elected: Ian Reynolds, David Peart and Michael Dyson

Labour gain one seat, Conservatives lose one, and dramatic ending to the Selby count.


9:30am Friday 6th May 2011

11pm - The Conservatives have strengthened their hold on East Riding of Yorkshire Council, claiming six more seats.

RYEDALE: Tories storm to power

York Press: Ballot boxes arrive at Ryedale House, Malton

7:02am Friday 6th May 2011

THE Conservatives have seized control of Ryedale District Council after a night of by-election disaster for the Liberal Democrats.

HAMBLETON & HARROGATE: Election result

9:30am Friday 6th May 2011

11.05pm - The Conservatives have maintained their command of Hambleton Distrct Council and taken control of Harrogate Borough Council.

Political leaders await outcome as the results come in

9:22am Friday 6th May 2011

YORK’S political leaders were today anxiously awaiting the local election outcome which will decide who rules the city for the next four years.

Couple’s voting ‘blunder’ claim

York Press: Gareth and Caroline Milne

9:26am Friday 6th May 2011

A COUPLE claim they were disenfranchised in yesterday’s York council elections because of a bureaucratic blunder.

York's political leaders in plea to voters

York Press: Voters will have their say in today’s local elections

10:12am Thursday 5th May 2011

YORK’S political leaders have appealed for the people of the city to use their voice in the election.

Chance for alternative decision on voting

10:08am Thursday 5th May 2011

UNDER the current first-past-the-post system, the candidate who gets the most votes in their constituency is elected as the MP, regardless of how large their share of the vote is.

Parties reveal will how they will tackle the community stadium issue

4:10pm Wednesday 4th May 2011

With York’s local election decision day looming, the city’s political leaders today reveal how their parties will tackle the issue of a new community stadium.

X marks the spot

York Press: York Central MP Hugh Bayley, centre, with council election candidates Neil Barnes and Fiona Fitzpatrick outside the shops in Tang Hall Lane

3:59pm Wednesday 4th May 2011

On the eve of the crunch referendum on whether the UK should have a new voting system, York’s two MPs today argue the case for and against change.

Junction delays criticised by election candidates

6:49pm Wednesday 4th May 2011

CANDIDATES in a York ward have predicted no further action will be carried out at a controversial junction in the city until the end of the year.

Greens dig in on the election trail

6:48pm Wednesday 4th May 2011

TWO of York’s Green Party candidates for the local elections have been "digging for victory".

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